Wigan vs. Oxford POSTPONED due to a widespread Covid outbreak, which resulted in seven members of the hosts’ team testing positive for coronavirus.
The match between Oxford and Wigan has been postponed because to a Covid outbreak in the hosts’ squad.
The League One match was set to begin at 3 p.m. today.
However, after SEVEN Oxford players tested positive for coronavirus, a new date will be set.
In a statement, the United States said: “The game between Oxford United and Wigan Athletic scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed after seven United players became ill overnight and had positive lateral flow tests this morning.
“The game was called off after discussions between the club, the EFL, and Wigan Athletic, and a new date will be set.
“The players implicated will travel to Oxford separately from the rest of the team.”
Wigan has guaranteed fans that tickets purchased for the original fixture will be valid for the rescheduled match, as well as issuing refunds.
With a game in hand, the Latics are in second place in League One, two points behind Plymouth.
After three wins in their last four games, Oxford is in sixth place.
This weekend’s match isn’t the only one affected by Covid.
Following a positive drug test, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will miss his first game in charge.
The former Bournemouth manager will keep an eye on things from a HOTEL room for ten days and must self-isolate.
However, before the Brentford match, Howe will FaceTime each player personally and will be in ‘continuous communication’ with assistants Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones at St James’ Park.